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Tejano Roots in Alice struggles to keep museum, music alive » Corpus Christi Caller-Times

ALICE —

Whether the term is Chicano, Mexican-American, conjunto or ranchero, the musical roots are all the same.

Tejano music in South Texas is a cultural experience, and while some believe it is dying, others are working to preserve it.

The Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Museum in Alice is doing just that.

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Conjunto legend Cha Cha Jimenez dies at 64 | legend, cha, conjunto – TheMonitor.com

RIP Cha Cha.

Conjunto legend Abelardo “Cha Cha” Jimenez Sr. died early Wednesday morning after battling liver cancer. He was 64.

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Tortilla Factory founder Tony ‘Ham’ Guerrero dead(via RamiroBurr.com)

(Tejano music lost another pioneer today when news drifted throughout the Southwest that Tony ‘Ham’ Guerrero, founder of the famed Tortilla Band, passed away today (1/29/2011) from complications from pneumonia. He was 66. Our correspondent Ramon Hernandez files this report.)

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RIP Ham

Lerma’s Gets Reprieve From Being Demolished – Video – KSAT San Antonio

Lerma’s Gets Reprieve From Being Demolished – Video – KSAT San Antonio.

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Conjunto club given six months/ via My SA

The Dangerous Structure Determination Board has given a West Side conjunto club six months to raise funds for repairs to avoid demolition.

In a statement to the board, the San Antonio Conservation Society called Lermas Nite Club the “oldest continuous venue for conjunto music in South Texas.”

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Jay Perez to sing the National Anthem at Cowboys 2010 first home game on 9-19-2010

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The following was posted on the Tejano Journal.

The Dallas Cowboys organization has invited Tejano recording artist Jay Perez to perform his rendition of the National Anthem at the first home game of the Dallas Cowboys regular season. The Cowboys Organization estimates over 90,000 will be in attendance. The event is part of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The game which features the Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Jay “The Voice ” Perez is no stranger to the Dallas Cowboys Organization, he recently sang the National Anthem to a packed house at the Cowboys Training Camp kick-off ceremony held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tx.

Coverage of La Mafia’s 30th Anniversary Celebration on “El Gordo y La Flaca”

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